Development in North can stop killings – CACOL

THE PUNCH
July 9, 2013 by Sodiq Oyeleke
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Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders has urged the Federal Government to develop the northern part of the country as this can stop the killings of innocent citizens.

The group, in a statement on Monday, condemned the killing of pupils and teachers in Yobe State by gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect.

According to the Executive Chairman of the Coalition, Debo Adeniran, it is important for the Federal Government and Nigerians to rise up to the security challenges in this country.

He said, “The government should be true to itself and accept the fact that Boko Haram is a result of the socio-economic deprivation of the northern part of the country over the years. The Federal Government should also realise that several other regions in Nigeria are angry with it, hence it should begin the process of convoking the conference of the people to address the myriads of challenges bedeviling this nation or it would be courting a bloody revolution in no distant time.

“The senseless destruction of lives and properties by the Boko Haram insurgents and other militant groups calls for urgent action from well-meaning Nigerians. It is an act of cruelty for Boko Haram to unleash such terror on defenceless pupils. The murder of these pupils and their teacher is highly condemnable and unpardonable. The perpetrators of the heinous crime must be brought to book as soon as possible.”

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